Permian 1841, "pertaining to the uppermost strata of the Paleozoic era," named by British geologist Sir Roderick Impey Murchison (1792-1871) for the region of Perm in northwestern Russia, where rocks from this epoch are found.

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  • permian — PERMIÁN, Ă, permieni, e, s.n., adj. 1. s.n. Ultima perioadă a erei paleozoice. 2. adj. Care ţine de permian (1), care se referă la permian, caracteristic permianului. [pr.: mi an] – Din fr. permien. Trimis de oprocopiuc, 12.03.2004. Sursa: DEX 98 …   Dicționar Român

  • Permian — Per mi*an, a. [From the ancient kingdom of Permia, where the Permian formation exists.] (Geol.) Belonging or relating to the period, and also to the formation, next following the Carboniferous, and regarded as closing the Carboniferous age and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Permian — [pʉr′mē ən] adj. [after the city of PERM] [sometimes p ] designating or of the sixth and last geologic period of the Paleozoic Era, characterized by the formation of Pangea, glaciation in the Southern Hemisphere, development of mountains, esp. in …   English World dictionary

  • Permian — ► ADJECTIVE Geology ▪ of or relating to the last period of the Palaeozoic era (between the Carboniferous and Triassic periods), about 290 to 245 million years ago, a time when reptiles proliferated and many marine animals became extinct. ORIGIN… …   English terms dictionary

  • Permian — For the language family, see Permic languages. For the high school, see Permian High School. For the geological basins, see Permian Basin. Permian Period 299–251 million years ago …   Wikipedia

  • Permian — Permians Per mi*ans, n. pl.; sing. {Permian}. (Ethnol.) A tribe belonging to the Finnic race, and inhabiting a portion of Russia. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Permian — adjective Etymology: Perm, former province in eastern Russia Date: 1841 of, relating to, or being the last period of the Paleozoic era or the corresponding system of rocks see geologic time table • Permian noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Permian — /perr mee euhn/, adj. 1. Geol. noting or pertaining to a period of the Paleozoic Era occurring from about 280 to 230 million years ago and characterized by a profusion of amphibian species. See table under geologic time. n. 2. Geol. the Permian… …   Universalium

  • Permian — 1. adjective Of a geologic period within the Paleozoic era; comprises the Cisuralian, Guadalupian and Lopingian epochs from about 280 to 248 million years ago. 2. noun The Permian period …   Wiktionary

  • Permian — adj. of the Permian period in the Paleozoic era (Geology) …   English contemporary dictionary

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